The three men accused of killing Holly Bobo are scheduled to go to trial in April but one of the defendant's is taking his case to the public, with his attorney claiming there is no DNA evidence to connect him to the brutal murder of the Tennessee nursing student. Click through the gallery to see the shocking update in the gruesome death of Bobo.
Bobo was just 20 years old when she was violently kidnapped from her home on April 13, 2011 by a man wearing a camouflage outfit, leaving behind a trail of blood. Zachary Adams was one of three men who were charged with her rape and murder but his lawyer dropped a bombshell claim that there was no DNA evidence to connect him to Bobo's death.
Adams "maintained his innocence," his attorney, Jennifer Thompson, said in her first interview since representing the accused killer.
"The state has been very clear in their discussions with me that there is no DNA that links Holly Bobo to Zachery Adams," Jennifer Thompson told News Channel 5 in Tennessee.
"So there's no DNA that matches," Thompson reiterated. "The state has told me that. Yes, and I'm comfortable that's accurate." She said that she kept a photograph of Adams on her desk as a daily reminder that he faces the death penalty if convicted.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations said that they had sworn statements from witnesses who told them Jason Autry and Zachary's brother, Dylan Adams, were seen with Bobo, who was alive, after the kidnapping.
Dylan Adams allegedly admitted to police that he raped Bobo but he was reportedly working out a plea deal with prosecutors in the case.
"This person has not be convicted of a crime yet," Thompson said about Adams. Bobo's remains were found in wooded area nearly 20 miles from her home in September 2015. The man who located her in the area known for hunting was reportedly "disturbed" by what he found. Stay with Radar for updates to the story.
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